» Archive for: October, 2015

GGSJ researcher and PhD candidate Zuzana Novakova was appointed to two prestigious positions.

nNovakovaThe first appointment in September as a one-year Visiting Researcher at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the oldest university of Ukraine, will focus on  political transitions in the region and the role of EU development aid.

The second appointment as an associate expert at the East European Security Initiative, a platform aimed to facilitate international research on multidimensional security in Eastern Europe as the most vulnerable region of contemporary Europe, will be taken up in November.

Refugee Law Project director Dr. Chris Dolan will lead a discussion on sexual violence again men in conflict settings.

refugee-law-project-logoA short presentation and discussion with Dr. Chris Dolan, Director of the Refugee Law Project at the School of Law, Makerere University in Uganda, will be preceded by a film screening from the Refugee Law Project’s series “Journeys to Activism”, each just over 5 minutes long.

This event is being co-sponsored by the ISS teaching major in Social Justice Perspectives and the ISS research programme in Governance, Globalization and Social Justice.

Venue:  ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, Den Haag
Room:  3.14
Date:   20 November 2015
Time:   16.15-17.45


On 19 October, the KidsRights Index, led by GGSJ Senior Research Professor Karin Arts, launched its 2015 report.

RTEmagicC_KIdsRigts_Index_2015.pngThis annual global index ranks how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children’s rights. It comprises a ranking for all UN member states that have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and for which sufficient data is available, a total of 165 countries.


GGSJ Junior (PhD) researcher Velezinee Aisath presented a paper at a Conference on Women, Veil and Security, from 11—12 October 2015 in Sri Lanka.

The conference, organised by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, discussed critical and comparative, social and cultural perspectives of the practice of veiling in Islamic societies, as well as how the discussion relates to the security discourse.


International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.